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Last week, Hy-Vee, Inc. (Hy-Vee) announced that through generous customer donations and its corporate participation, it helped raise $360,846 for the Great American Milk Drive to purchase much needed milk for local food banks throughout Hy-Vee’s eight-state region. During the month-long campaign in March, customer donations totaled $277,846, with an additional $83,000 in corporate giving from Hy-Vee.
According to the non-profit group Feeding America, milk stands out as one of the most requested yet least available items in food banks across the nation. Hy-Vee’s participation in the Great American Milk Drive helped close this gap and make more milk available to people in need. “Through the generosity of our customers, and with participation from all of Hy-Vee’s 249 stores, we continue to make even more nutritious milk available to those in need,” said Craig Clasen, senior vice president of retail business development.
In partnership with Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, MilkPEP, and the National Dairy Council, the Great American Milk Drive campaign unites and enables the nation’s food banks, processors, retailers, and consumers to ensure families who need it most can access milk. More access to milk can offer a way for families in need to get more essential nutrients, including high-quality protein and calcium. Sponsors for this year’s campaign include Dean Foods, Kraft Heinz, Mondelez International, Hiland Dairy, Kemps, and Anderson Erickson Dairy.
“Hy-Vee wants to thank every customer who donated to the Great American Milk Drive, as well as our corporate sponsors, who are helping to feed families in their communities and beyond,” Clasen said.

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